tv Weekend News Al Jazeera March 5, 2016 6:00pm-7:01pm EST
this is al jazeera hello. welcome to the al jazeera news hour live from our headquarters in doha with me. coming up in the next 60 minutes. the race for the white house intensifies. the democrat and republicans front runners try to extend their lead as more states choose their candidate. greek politicians consider a state of emergency as build-up of refugees along the border with macedonia worsens with no end in sight.
turkey's biggest newspaper re-opens under government control. we adjustments say it is a dark day for the country's media. >> reporter: another decisive days in the league. leicester edged closer to the title as their nearest rivals dropped points we begin in the u.s. with the race for the white house heating up. democratics and republicans are voting in more states to choose their candidate for the next president of the u.s. donald trump, ted cruz, marco rubio and john kasich have been campaigning hardly for the republican nomination. front runner donald trump is hoping to build on his momentum following his success on super tuesday. >> many polls have come out that i easily beat hillary clinton and i want to tell you, you don't hear that on television t
you watch these sdpont pundi-- dishonesty pundits. he won't be able to win. but we will beat her, folks. so badly we will beat her republicans are voting for the preferred candidates in these four states. ted cruz has won the caucus in kansas. the rest are still being decided. democratic hopeful hillary clinton is also trying to keep her momentum going following super tuesday's results. she wants to move further ahead of bernie sanders. the former secretary of state met clergy members in michigan hoping to drum up support among the african american community. democrats are voting in caucuss in kansas and nebraskas. more on this we're joined by our
correspondent. any indication yet from the early results? >> reporter: yes. there is, actually. that's from the state of kansas where the associated press and all of the television networks here in the u.s. have called kansas for ted cruz. about 65% of the votes are in as of a couple of minutes ago. he with 51%, didn't with 24, marco rubio 14 and john kasich with about eight. this is important and significant because it shows that ted cruz is very much potentially an alternative to donald trump, and that's really what the fight is right now, who will be the alternative to donald trump on the republican side and it is not so much been delegates because kansas only has about 40 delegates and it is divided up proportionately, depending on how people fare.
the count won't changed radically, but what it does for ted cruz, is he can say he has won and he can tell his supporters he is the best person suited to defeat donald trump within the republican party. we have already heard from ted cruz. he was speaking at a watch party in idaho. it shows the republican party is rallying around his campaign. we still have more states voting for the republican side, three more so we will have to see how that shakes out. we will be watching closely. clearly early signs it is a goodnight for ted cruz a goodnight nor him so far. how critical-- for him so far. how critical is this for the contenders, for donald trump, who will be looking to stop their momentum here. >> reporter: yes. i will go to the democratic side
first. hillary clinton has about double the amount of delegates right now that bernie sanders has. it is not going to change radically. only 126 delegates on the democratic side are on the table tonight for them. hillary clinton still needs over on 1300 to secure the nomination. she wants to maintain her momentum on super tuesday where she did women. on the other hand, bernie sanders wants to win a few states so he can regain some of that momentum. that's what it's about on the democratic side. on the republican side, it's about momentum but also who is going to be the alternative to donald trump within the republican party. it is john kasich, marco rubio and ted cruz. they're all fighting to be that alternative to trump. trump is not going anywhere, that's pretty clear, bachd on the polls-- based on the polls. we are going to be looking to march 15. that will be key because that's when a whole slew of big states,
including ohio and florida will be voting. florida, 99 delegates, that's marco rubio's home state. marco rubio has only won one state. all analysts say he has to win his state to keep his campaign viable. ohio, march 15, that's john kasich's home state. he say governor here. he has insinuated if he doesn't win that, he might drop out. what you're seeing on the republican side a clear understanding of where voters are going in terms of an alternative to donald trump thank you very much. moving to other news. to the greek hch macedonia border where greek authorities are considering declaring a state of emergency. an estimated 13,000 people are trapped at the border after macedonian officials made it difficult for them to cross.
most are hoping to travel to germany. e.u. will meet turkish officials next week to try and find a solution. our correspondent has this report. >> reporter: in the face of emergency in this area, it is, indeed, declared-- a state of emergency in this area has been declared. it will improve the living conditions. these are the latest arrivals and the only place they have to set up their tent is in between the remain tracks. the money will come to compensate many communities here. for example, many of the tents are on private property and the farmers are losing business. these people have been here for the past two days. they have entered greece on 18 february, so they have turned to go through and the protests should happen very soon, but the borders were shut because of the chaos and because of the stringent interviews happening
on the other side. at the moment the camp is coordinated by doctors without borders, but it has expanded so quickly that the various aid organizations that are here cannot deal with it. this is the queue for the food. people stand here for two/three/four hours and at the end of it they get a sandwich and fruit simply because there is not enough hot meals for everyone. on this side there's another queue. this is a queue for those who are going through the registration process all over again because the paper they got when they first laned on one of the-- landed on one of the greek islands is not valid any more. there are mistakes on it. it is a completely new generated paper t the authorities will not accept any more than that. they're standing here to get the new paper, even though it doesn't mean that they label to continue their journey doctors without borders are
trying to help and it is said conditions along the border are unbearable >> they are increasing on a daily basis. today 7800 more people arrived at 20 kilometers outside where we are. they came here with the intention of crossing to macedonia. we are facing many challenges, doing food distribution is one of the big challenges because the number of people that are here are made to wait in line for hours in rainy conditions, sunny conditions, according to the weather. today it has been quite hot during the day. there were 30 degrees. we have people who have fainted. our organization has one that fainted, one of which was a pregnant woman. indeed, these conditions in
which the people are living today are simply unacceptable. they are facing lack of hygiene, lack of proper food, lack of proper shelter in a very compromised condition. people are trying to warn themselves that they can with makeshift fires, with blankets that are distributed by others and our organization, but this is, again, unbearable to slow vacuum i can't-- slovakia now. it is thought that the president will be returned to office. the president put the refugee crisis at the heart of his campaign suggesting that every muslim in the country should be monitored. >> reporter: according to the polls, the ruling party has
fallen short. they used the refugee's crisis rhetoric during the preelection campaign. his party used the slogan of protecting slovakia. he promised his voters a safe country. it will be interesting what will happen now with the new government when and if it is assembled, especially the community which do hope that all the anti refugee rhetoric will calm down, especially since in this country in the last year there have been less than 350 applications for asylum, eight of which were granted, and in a country with at this moment less than 700 refugees in two transit centers waiting to go to their final designations like austria, america and canada. so not many refugees at this point but at this point quite mash anti refugee rhetoric
more on how refugees in slovakia are being affected by the campaign. >> reporter: this lady made the hard decision of travelling >> translation: i tried to find a job in turkey and hope to work in some hospital. i didn't expect that i would be a refugee in europe. ment company where i applied for the job gave me a final negative answer, so i decided to meet the group of must go letters-- smugglers. after that it was over, there was no way back >> reporter: with other refugees sympathy arrived illegally on the greek island lesbos. that wasn't the end of the journey. it was then on to macedonian, serbia and hungary. as she crossed into slovakia she was arrested. she has spent four months in detepgs and doesn't plan to stay there long. >> translation: their decision is racist and the police officers told me to go back to
where i came from. several times they told me i'm a terrorist >> reporter: one leading human rights advocate says her treatment has a lot to do with the parliamentary elections >> everyone wants to gain the votes and win the elections. they would be happy if after elections the hysteria will calm down a little bit and people and politicians will actually turn the page >> reporter: the prime minister has made the migrant crisis a racial and a religious issue. in one recent speech he said he wanted to monitor every muslim in the country. his party's campaign slogan is "we will protect slovakia", with the goal of preventing a muslim community from forming, which has confused some people in the capital because the home is already home to thousands of muslims >> so many of us are married to slovak women, we speak the language, so it was for us a little bit shock. >> reporter: perhaps that's the
sign that the tough rhetoric hasn't gone down well with voters still to come on the al jazeera news hour, we look at the terrible living conditions facing children in yemen forced from their homes by fighting. mourning one of sudan's politicians, one dies age 84. rinaldo scores four times and breaks more records in the process. joe has the details > 135 people were killed during the first week of the fragile ceasefire in syria. the ceasefire doesn't include i.s.i.l. or al-nusra fighters. the organization estimates that more than 200,000 people have been killed during the five-year
civil war. 10 iraqi soldiers have been killed by an i.s.i.l. suicide bomb attack. the group targeted an army barracks. the forces an sunni tribal fighters have been trying to retake the area, which has been under i.s.i.l. control for more than a year. gunmen have shot dead two police officers in yemen's southern city of aden. the government is based in the city but is struggling to restore security. many have been forced to endure tough living conditions. >> reporter: these children shouldn't feel out of place in a schoolyard, but there is something wrong with this picture. this school isn't a school any more. it house tz seven families. -- houses seven families. there are many forced from their homes. the classroom has been turned into a makeshift kitchen.
the set-up is crude. that's the least of the worries here >> translation: we managed to get some mattresses but we still need to figure out how to feed our kids. we still need health, food, basic supplies to take care of our children >> reporter: war has worsened the situation in yemen which is grappling with wide-spread poverty. more than 80% of the population is in dire need of food, medicine and basic necessities. >> translation: my medical bills are hundreds of dollars a month. there are many like me. there is diabetes, blood pressure. no-one has offered us help to address our situation. >> reporter: this sits on the border between taiz and aden. the population here is tenuous. on friday gunmen attacked a home
in aiden for the elderly and killed at least 15 people. the vice president has called it a heinous crime >> translation: it is clear they want to target what we stand for. for us, it is a fight for the sake of all of yemen. we will either be a state of institutions or a failed state of chaos. >> reporter: it is now nearly a year since the saudi- led coalition led a campaign against houthi fighters and the former president. more than 6,000 people have been killed. u.n. efforts to secure peace talks are deadlocked the afghan taliban says it won't take part in direct talks with the government to end fighting in the country until certain conditions are met. the group says foreign troops need to leave the area first. they also want all their prisoners released. talks were meant to starred in
islamabad this week. >> reporter: this has come as a surprise to many people here in kabul because there was a growing mood of optimism that these face-to-face talks between the taliban and the afghan government would actually go ahead in pakistan. the preconditions that the taliban are now saying are nothing new. they want the prisoners released. they want their leaders taken off the black list and the wraum of u.n. forces. they say this american force mz are being deployed around afghanistan, they want that to stop, they want u.s. aerial bombardments to stop and they want to be kept in touch with what is going on. they say they have been kept out of the loop. this is basically a surprise to most people because the messages weep were getting both from the afghan government and from the taliban was that there was a meeting of minds. there was a certain consensus that things had about r to be given and taken and this was moving in the right direction. pakistan has played a big part
in this. it has made promises, i think, to the main powers in the region. they're dealing with the u.s. and china and they need to show that they have that kind of power to make things happen. mean what time the taliban, them could be just posture, trying to get something from behind the scenes a little bit better, deal maybe, but it could be a message for their footsome jers, something that they want to hear. if they go into talks without getting what they wanted, perhaps they would lose face. we're some way away from coming to the end of this terrible war and there are a lot of negotiations to be done in the meantime the leader of sudan's biggest opposition party has died. he suffered a heart attack after falling unconscious in his office. his party split from the ruling national congress party in 1999. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: at times he had been a thorn in the side of sudanese government, but he was
honoureded as his death was discussed on state television. he was one of the most influential men in sudanese politics who helped bring the current leader to power, and then saw his own political leanings land him in trouble. he was born in sudan and educated in europe. his political career began back in the 60s when he joined the muslim brotherhood which helped to then topple the then president. his brand of political islam would seem to fall in and out of favor over the years. living in exile in libya in the 70s before becoming sudan's attorney-general and for a short time its deputy prime minister. he helped orchestrate the coup that bought the president into power. 10 years on, though, the
relationship had soured. he had formed his own political movement, the popular congress party. his opposition led him to being jailed several times. he was the only sudanese politician to support the international arrest warrant for bashir who has been accused of war crimes. sudanese television described them as a well-known islamic thinker, in a political career spanning decades, including some of the nation's most turbulent the philippines has impounded a north korean per chant ship docked near manilla. the crew has been cooperative. there has been no response from north korea.
>> reporter: nothing controversial found on board this ship in terms of its cargo when it arrived in the philippines it was carrying oil palm kernals from independent knee sha. that has-- indonesia. that is has been delivered. they have found fire safety issues. now it has been impounded and the crew, the 21 north korean crew members who, apparently, were cooperative in this entire process, are being deported back to their home country. it is a very tough response by the philippines to what seems like a relatively minor infraction by the operators of this ship. what we know about it is that it is registered in sloan, it is owned by a company in hong kong, but it's operated by ocean maritime management. that's a north korean entity headquartered in pyongyang. it operates some 31 ships are now very much under scrutiny as
a result of these most recent sanctions being agreed at the u.n. it was that company which was operating the ship which in 2013 was found in panama with various arm meant-- armaments under a big cargo of sugar. nothing like that on this current ship. it is seen how tough these sanctions can be interpreted if the conditions involved wish to do so. philippines is a strong all lie to the u.s. most importantly, china with which north korea does by far the majority of its trade to turkey now where the police in istanbul have set up barricades outside the offices of one of the country's best known newspapers. they've been trying to clear up protesters opposing the government's take over the publication. it was raid by the police on
friday night and reopened understand government control. >> reporter: taking a stand against what people here see as a crackdown on media freedom. hundreds of protesters tried to block the entrance to the newspaper offices on friday night. >> translation: we're here to defend democracy and freedoms. we're here to defend our basic rights. >> reporter: riot police pushed through the crowds with water cannon and tear gas. by early saturday morning, they had got into the building. they pushed journalists covering the incidents out and evicted the ed tors >> unfortunately it has been a habit for the last three or four years that anyone who is speaking against the government
forces is facing either court cases or prison, or such control by the government. >> reporter: the police were acting under a court order to replace the management of a newspaper. the daily turkish paper has a circulation of 650,000 copies more than any other newspaper. it is run by the u.s. based cleric. he was once close to the president erdogan but in the last few years he has been accused of trying to overthrow the government and leading what the authorities say is a terrorist organization. businessmen close to him have been arrested by the government and organizations controlled by him taken control of by the government. >> it is impossible to make sense of it or to explain it by legal means. we condemn it. >> reporter: the last headline before the newspaper was raided
reads "the constitution is suspended" for more on this we're joined by a professor from north-eastern university of massachusetts. very good to have you with us on al jazeera. we've seen the newspaper shut down because of its links to goolan. who is he and what does his movement stand for some is some >> he is the leader of the gool nicolas sarkozy movement. the largest islamic movement born out of turkey. it is one of the most internationally influential islamic movements across the world it clues thousands, i believe of schools of businesses. just how influential is he? who are his supporters? >> his supporters are moderate
muslims who are organising mostly for education. they opened schools, highly compete give science schools across the world, including the u.s. it is a very well-organized movement which started as a civil society initiative, and it has become increasingly more controversial within turkey because its followers have started accepting positions in different departments of the states, like the police and the courts he, of course, goolan, is on the turkish government's terror list after once being an ally of the president erdogan. why is that? how much of a threat is he to the turkish government? >> well, the most straightforward answer is that anybody who disagrees with erdogan's islamic party in government is in danger now. it doesn't have to be of a certain political ideology. erdogan disagrees with any kind
of opposition. the movement, yes, after a certain period of alliance with the government against the military, the goolan movement parted ways about with the government. they have disagreed about international issues, but it is also a power struggle over controlling resources and decision-making, and controlling different branches of the state. it is a power struggle and because the movement's leader is based in the u.s. and the movement is internationally organized, yes, it actually poses a threat to the islamic government in turkey. it has a lot of leverage outside of the turkish borders thank you for that. still ahead on the news hour, china lowers its economic growth targets as the people's congress goes into day two. find out whether the former
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it's good to have you with us on the news hour. here are our top stories. democrats and republicans are voting for their preferred candidates in five u.s. states. republican donald trump is hoping to build his momentum from super tuesday, but rival ted cruz has won the caucus in kansas. nearly 13,000 refugees are camped along the border of greece and macedonia. protesterss have set up barricades at one of the pop newspapers. more on the race for the white house in the u.s. a relationship strategist and
former aid to president george w bush is joining us live from washington dc. very good to have you with us on al jazeera >> thank you the latest results, ted cruz has won kansas. do you think it's possible for ted cruz, for marco rubio, to john kasich to stop donald trump's momentum? >> it might very well happen, but it won't happen until a week from this tuesday which is the next super tuesday. ohio and florida you must win for republicans, both are from those home states. marco rubio is the u.s. senator from florida and the governor of ohio is john kasich. they have to win their home states in order to be competitive and in order to continue marco rubio doesn't seem to be polling very well in florida. can john kasich stay in the race if they don't win in their home states, do you think? >> no. it would be very difficult, if
not impossible, to stay in the race if you don't win your home state, especially these two states because a republican has never won an election to the white house without ohio and florida. if you can't deliver those states, there's no hope for you to be the nominee of the republican party how is the republican party looking on what is going on in this race? what is going within the republican party you have an outsider as outrageous as donald trump cleaning up in the polls? >> this is a year like we haven't seen in any modern times. donald trump is able to get free publicity, he doesn't spend much money compared to other candidates, he is a lightning rod as far as the media is concerned. he is somebody that we haven't seen before. he has picked the right time because people are fed up with our government mere in america, both republicans and democrats feel that the government has not
been responsive to the people and that's what has given rise to the so-called outsider and that is the reason donald trump is doing as well as he is is this what the republican party wanted or expected, an outsider? how are they looking on at donald trump's successes? >> well, we certainly didn't expect it. but, have beening said that, donald trump is-- having said that, he is generating a lot of interest which is good for the party, and right now primaries are inter party spats and contests. so it is really not out of the ordinary to see this kind of contentious elections, but we've never seen it with an outsider when it comes to the presidential election, do you think donald trump is a candidate that can unite the republican party? >> well, it's going to be awfully hard to do, but it is his to do if he becomes the
nominee. we have had contentious races in the past. bush and regan were a good example of that. donald trump will have to moneyed a lot of fences in order to unite the party prior to the november election thank you for that. great to have you with us. thank you >> thank you to china now where the government has lowered the growth target in another sign that the country's economy is falling. >> reporter: this man has been selling fruit at the morning market here in beijing since 2010. business is slow. >> translation: who is my boss? the communist party. where did the customers go? you have to ask the communist party. >> reporter: business was really bad in the past year. he is not alone. it is been a turbulent year for the people in china. economic growth is at its
eslowest in 25 years. 6 kilometers away the most important event in china's political calendar is playing out the china, the last communist nation has changed considerably over the last 30 years, but the grand ur of the national people's congress has remained. 3,000 delegates from across the nation attend. china's premier opened the congress with a report on the last year and was mildly critical of the communist party. >> translation: there are still inadequacies in the work of the government. some reforms, policies and americas have not been fully implemented >> reporter: he went on to say more work needs to be done on government corruption and miss conduct and that it is not just china's economy that is slowing. it's global. this is the great hall of the people. what is going take place here in here over the next ten days for the most part is political fear. that is because the most important decisions have already
been made by top party officials >> it is a place where they put out the big messages, including some new propaganda messages for public consumption and then the meeting is actually discussing just merely specifics of how to implement these things or tweak it to make it better. >> reporter: highlights of the five-year plan to be released during the conference, 10 million more urban jobs each year and annual economic growth at 6.5% or above. some think that won't happen >> i think there is something of an misnomer, that this level can be maintained. by our analysis, the 6.5% won't be achievable >> reporter: not good news for people like this man >> translation: i will definitely go back to my home town maybe in one or two years. by sdwring is very expense-- beijing is expensive. >> reporter: the government want more people here living and
spending what president xi jinping calls the china dream an explosion on a river taxi in the thai capital has injured 60 commuters. two people were taken to hospital in a critical condition. reports suggest the boat's engine exploded after the crew mix episode different types of fuel in the gas tank. security has been tightened in the indonesian capital jakarta involving leaders from 57 muslim countries. the decisions will be around growing restrictions at sites among others. many people have rallied in rome to rights. pimping balloons and flags. they say legislation introduced last month to allow civil unions
doesn't go far enough because it doesn't grant custody of children to both parents. the law was approved by the senate and it is now being gated in the lower-- debated in the lower house. venezuela's former leader died three years ago in what many thought would be a long lasting legacy which seems to be fading fast. the country is in recession and it is being made worst by the shorp drop in oil-- sharp drop in oil prices >> reporter: this island looks peaceful around even sleepy from afar. but a lack of all basic services means it's anything about that. in many ways it is a microcosm of all of the country's problems. for four days they have waited here demanding that tanker trucks make what's supposed to be regular visits to their homes
to deliver water. >> translation: they stopped water supply on friday, saturday, sunday, monday. there are some trucks now, but it might not be enough for everyone. >> reporter: a retired teacher says the situation is nothing short of calamitous. a lack of water affects life. they have no electricity, no running water, and this the place here is vandalized. a group has blocked a way here in what they say is a total decline of their life. >> translation: before we had water, we in boats that worked. this so-called progress is taking us backwards. >> reporter: analysts have wanders that the collapse in
public services like those here could increase the threat of social unrest. as venezuela's economic crisis continues to deepen, and yet people have learned to live were less. with only much water for five days, he is down to a bucket to shower and upa cup to brush his teeth and wash his face. >> translation: in the end all we can do is pray to god for a solution because all the state institutions are controlled by the executives >> reporter: a view many in the country share because for at least the time being, the pent government is struggling to find one brazilian president has visited her predecessor at his home. it happens a day after the former leader was questioned by the police as part of a
indigenous people in the americas. the country has 23 financially-recognised languages. some of these languages are at risk of disappearing. >> reporter: this man is determined to save his people's language from object live i don't know-- oblivian. his people number more than 2,000 but a handful of elders speak the language fluently. he hopes to change that and he is starting by teaching the teachers. >> translation: if i die, what's going to happen with this knowledge. it will be lost, but if i share it in the schools with the teachers and with friends, it will flourish. >> reporter: since the rival of the spanish five centuries ago, racism and discrimination have chipped away at the indigenous cultures and with that their languages. they now account for about 40% of guatemala's population, still large much a block to force the
government into action. in 2002 the country passed the law officially recognising 23 indigenous languages. it also required that government funds be made available to languages that are in danger of disappear possessing. in-- disappearing. some spite of that promise, publication of various books have fallen to private groups. >> translation: the government's wallet is minimal. it has not made the indigenous communities a priority. they think the communities don't need more help because they've always lived and will always live the same way. >> reporter: this woman believes pride in one's culture is central. the 26 year old was never the language when he was growing up, but he now shares what he learns with his students in this private school. >> translation: i want my students at least to learn the
foundations of the language. i know that participating in their culture will open them up to many things in the future and they can share this knowledge with their family. >> reporter: it is a language hanging on by a thread kept alive by those who treasure what it means to them and hope what if will mean to the generations that follow. david mercer it is time for the sports news now. here is jo. >> reporter: thank you. the top three english premier league sides in action on saturday it was considered a crucial day in deciding who will win the season's title. leicester remain in the box seat to become the champions. their fair ee tail took a step forward over wotfrord. tottenham and arsenal lost place. they came from behind for the
point. >> it is not the maturity, not the character. it is not about nothing. this is our topic because i can ensure you, or can give a lot of example with big collapse, with experienced player, and today was that they can create good chance and we're lucky >> i'm happy and proud of our performan performance. we refuse to lose a game. we have big regrets because, i think, i couldn't see how 11 against 11 could have dropped points today. >> reporter: man city kept themselves in contention with a four nil win over bottom placed aston villa. newcastle and norwich both lost to stay in the relegation zone. how does the top of the table look? with nine games to play, leicester hold a five point lead at the top over second place
tottenham. then arsenal. at the same point last season, leicester were 20th. rinalo has 252 goals. it his was 36 hat trick. that result sees real madrid stay in third. one point behind aletico. bars lone are eight points clear will be in action. they're looking to extend their unbeaten streak even further. they've gone 35 games without loss in all competitions. that's a spanish record and remained in were a chance of winning four trophies this season.
another step to the title. they held on for a goalless draw. the point helps them preserve a five-point gap with nine games remaining. females controls europe fight it out and a champion has been crowned in qatar. the title was clinched by p with five rounds to spare. this is his first title since 1995. in a day where millions of people around the globe were watching the top football teams in action, the sports law make dwrers were voting in a number of how it is played. video technology will be used to review so-called game-changing situations. that means goals, penalty decisions, red cards and mistaken identity. testing will be conducted in private over the next 18 months before a live trial phase against at the start of 2017
season. 13 leagues have expressed an interest in hosting those trials. >> we don't have to be afraid of doing everying we can to protect football, and if protecting football means also, and it does mean also, to see whether technology can help really with out affecting the game, then we have to and we are obliged to test, to experiment and then to do the collusions from them. >> reporter: davis cup defending champions have edged ahead of japan in their first world tie. andy murray won his opening singles match on friday teamed up with his brother. they won the titles in the first time in 79 years. they lived up no their champion billing with a straight sets win to hand britain a two one lead into sunday's reverse singles.
novak djokovic showed he can be outplayed. he and his team partner lost against these two in straight sets. they knew lead the tie two one. less than two months after announcing his retirement from tennis, lleyton hewitt made his return to the game until melbourne. heap replaced one in the doubles. they took the experienced brian brothers. the u.s. prevailed and lead the tie two one. pakistan will send a delegation to india to assess security before allowing their cricket team to compete at the world 2020 tournament. pakistan could fly in on wednesday if the officials give them a goep ahead. pakistan and india are to play a high-parole game on march 15.
india to play bangladesh in dakar. an indian team were unbeaten in the tournament. >> just treat it as another game. why think it's a final? you have to approach every game like you've approached in tournament. every game is a knock-out and we've approached it in that fashion and we will approach tomorrow's game in no different manner. >> this is the end of the match. obviously, it is final. the flavour is different, but we take it as a different match, like, you know, we just want to play our best cricket. hopefully we will keep it going. >> reporter: the best overall
skier in the world for a fifth straight season retained his world cup title. he leads the slalom standing and could will clinch a title in that discipline on sunday. meanwhile the women's giant slalom had to be postponed. the compete fors could barely see the course which was eventually deemed unraceable. it has been rescheduled for monday. that's all thank you. finally, in this bulletin to the democratic republic of congo where music is a lifeline for many people. now a group of self-taught young musicians is taking center stage.
>> reporter: [ ♪ ] >> reporter: it is early evening in one of the poorer neighborhoods of the capital where this symphony orchestra is rehearsing. most of its musicians have no steady income. during the day they do whatever they must. we find them practising the conductor's own composition. a story of their problems and how they're over coming them. he created this oshg strak bang in 1992. he had only three instruments and space in his father's church. >> translation: things have changed. this is not where we were years ago. we have seen more people coming to the concerts but there is still much to do. >> reporter: in down town local
music dominates the night scene. people come out to listen and dance to songs by some of the continent's greatest artists. it has a rich music culture here. we're listening to the most popular music in the country. getting people here to appreciate classical music has been difficult. the band tries out a classical tune. they tell us it is no not something the youth will go to watch. >> translation: our music is so popular because it is our language. the young people today just want to play and listen to foreign music. >> reporter: back at the church it is the children's time to
rehearse. they are passionate and practice every day. this boy says playing his violin keeps him grounded. he plans to join the main orchestra group and he plans to compose and conduct his own music >> translation: i love it when i saw others playing it. >> reporter: the young musician and his dad have to go home before it's too dark. they live in a more dangerous part of the neighborhood. his elder siblings are also in the orchestra and help him where they can. they say the music is a perfect example of breaking barriers and over coming the odds that does it for the al jazeera news hour, but i am back in just a few minutes with another full news bulletin. thank you for watching. ank you for watching.
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